But, just how does the new rugby league video game measure up? It was coming back as good as it going out, but when Curtis Rona found open space down the sideline to score under the posts, things were taken up a level. It had been three long years and two next-gen consoles since the last instalment of Rugby League Live andwe all know those games were nothing to write home about. But, league fanatics played them to death anyway because they were the only option we had — apart from the classic E. Well, the answer is complicated.
With the title confirmed to be coming to the Xbox and Xbox One Rugby League Live 3 will mark the first time a league game will be available for the newest generation of consoles.
The improvements aren't confined to graphics either, as the title will include a new Dynamic Tackling System which gives players the ability to Fend and break tackles, as well as the new Struggle and Drag system that can be used to burst over the line to score, or if defending, drag opponents into touch.
As we have become accustomed to with new sports titles, Rugby League Live 3 will include all of the latest team rosters and uniforms and an ever increasing variety of teams to choose from around the world.
Career Mode - Infinite career mode, play as a rookie, coach or jump in and play as a recognised star player.
Instant Replay System - New feature which includes super slow-motion and user defined camera placement - gets you right into the action!
Tackling — Dynamic tackling system that now includes the ability for drag and drive tackles.
Online - Enhanced online play, features up to 16 player online tournament. Lighting - Totally dynamic time of day lighting with full sun movement and weather system.
Experience System - Earn experience both on and offline to rise to the top of the leaderboards. Fan-Hub Player Sharing - Create your own players and teams and share them online across all supported platforms. Alongside this new information, a set of screenshots featuring a selection of Super League teams and the games' cover art were also released.